Zydox is a special product made up of Chlorine Dioxide.
It's most notably used to remove Odours, Mould & Pathogens.
Poultry, Cats & Dogs (domestic and commercial), Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Aviary Birds.
Control of harmful microorganisms -treatment of upper Respiratory fungal & viral infections
Swimming Pools, Tanks, Potable Water, Cooling Towers, Hot Springs, Hospital Water Supplies.
Sanitizing and Cleaning
Cars, Caravans, Homes, Boats, Industrial Units, Damp Environments such as Cold Rooms, Units, Hostels, Land Fill Sites, Hospitals, Hotels, Motels
Reducing Airborne Pathogens and RemovingBacteria
Mushrooms, Fish & Seafood, Vegetables, Fridges, Freezers, Meat Processing, Cold Storage
What is Chlorine dioxide?
Chlorine Dioxide is a small, volatile and very strong molecule consisting of 1 Chlorine atom and 2 oxygen atoms. Abbreviated to ClO2, chlorine dioxide exists as a free radical in dilute solutions • It has a molecular weight of 67.45. • It is a gas at normal temperatures and pressures. • It has a melting point of -59oC. • It has a boiling point of 11oC. • It is yellowish/green and has an odour similar to that of Chlorine. • It is denser than air and is water soluble at standard temperatures and pressures up to 2500ppm. • It is explosive in air at concentrations > 10% • It is prohibited from road and sea transport in its "free" form, and is normally generated at the point of application using 2 precursor chemicals. • It will decompose in the presence of UV, high temperatures, and high alkalinity (>pH12)
What makes chlorine dioxide different to Chlorine?
We should not be misled by the fact that chlorine and chlorine dioxide share a word in common. The chemistries of the two compounds are completely different.
Chlorine dioxide is generally accepted to be, more powerful, easier to use, and more environmentally friendly than equivalent chlorine treatments. It is a more expensive treatment, but its superior environmental performance meants that it is rapidly replacing chlorine in a number of applications.
Chlorine and chlorine dioxide are both oxidising agents (electron receivers). However, chlorine has the capacity to take in two electrons, whereas chlorine dioxide can absorb five. This means that, mole for mole, ClO2 is 2.5 times more effective than chlorine.
If not greater importance is the fact that chlorine dioxide will not react with many organic compounds, and as a result ClO2 does not produce environmentally dangerous chlorinated organics. For example; aromatic compounds have carbon atoms arranged in rings and they may have other atoms, such as chlorine, attached to these rings, to form a chlorinated aromatic - a highly toxic compound that persists in the environment long after it is produced.
Chlorine dioxide's behaviour as an oxidising agent is quite dissimilar. Instead of combining with the aromatic rings, chlorine dioxide breaks these rings apart. In addition, as the use of chlorine dioxide increases, the generation of chlorinated organics falls dramatically.
How does Chlorine Dioxide react with bacteria and other biological material you disinfect?
When bacteria are eliminated, the cell wall is penetrated by chlorine dioxide. Organic substances within cells and on the surface of cell membranes react with chlorine dioxide, causing cell metabolism to be disrupted. Chlorine dioxide also reacts directly with amino acids and the RNA in the cell. This reaction is not dependent on reaction time or concentration. Unlike non-oxidizing disinfectants, chlorine dioxide kills microorganisms even when they are inactive. Microorganisms are unable to build up resistance to chlorine dioxide. in practical terms however, few bacteria live alone, and they are most often found in water and on surfaces in the form of a "biofilm" which is a close association of many millions of bacteria. Many biocides have particular problems in penetrating this biofilm, due to the polysaccharide "glue" that is secreted by the bacteria to hold the biofilm together. Unlike most biocides, chlorine dioxide can effectively penetrate biofilm to provide complete protection. Find out more here Chlorine dioxide kills viruses by preventing protein formation. ClO2 reacts with peptone, a water-soluble substance that originates from hydrolisis of proteins to amino acids. Chlorine dioxide is one of a number of disinfectants that are effective against Giardia Lambia and Cryptosporidium oocysts, which cause diseases suchs as cryptosporidiosis in public drinking water supplies. A number of public water works are now utilising chlorine dioxide generation systems alongside UV systems in order to provide complete protection from Cryptosporidium.
Chlorine Dioxide Product Range
ZYDOX is available in: - 200, 20, litre drums & 5, 1 litre containers.
ZYDOX DRA2 ACTIVATOR is also available in 1 kg containers.
ZYDOX is an extremely pure chlorine dioxide which is approved as a processing aid in food manufacture in the FSANZ codes and also has AQIS, USFDA and EU approvals.
BREATHE EZY - is designed specifically as a new form of treatment which may be beneficial for the treatment of upper respiratory fungal and viral infections in poultry and domestic animals. For further information, see our Links page.
An ultra pure form of stabilised chlorine dioxide.
Is widely used as a biocide in the following applications:
- potable water treatment
- waste water treatment
- carcass wash, fruit & vegetable wash
- swimming pool treatment
- cooling towers
A special formulation suppression, targeted at landfill odour for H2S & Mercaptons.
A potent, cost effective and rapid acting Odour and Mould removal system for the control of smoke odour, pet odours, vomit, mould and similar malodours affecting homes, rental accommodation, caravans, boats and business premises.
EXSTINKT ODOUR & MOULD ELIMINATOR SPRAY
A potent activated chlorine dioxide solution formulated for rapid destruction of mould and associated odours on hard surfaces.
EXSTINKT ODOUR SACHET
A slow release sachet containing a powdered chlorine dioxide precursor and acid activator which releases a controlled volume of chlorine dioxide into the atmosphere to control mould and odour over a one to two month period in wardrobes, bathrooms, cool rooms food storage areas and the like.
BREATHE EZY SPRAY
An unactivated stabilised chlorine dioxide solution for the destruction of harmful pathogens which cause respiratory disease in aviary birds, poultry and domestic pets.
PURE H2O Tablets: 0.1 gm, 4 gm, 6 gm, 20 gm
Self activating ClO2 tablets produce an activated solution of chlorine dioxide. These are ideal for treatment of on board water tanks on aircraft and marine vessels, small domestic water tanks, odourous waste water containers, bilge water and the like.
GITA (GAS INFUSION TECHNOLOGY APPARATUS)
A patented apparatus for producing chlorine dioxide gas for treatment of mould and odours in confined spaces such as flood affected homes, businesses, public buildings and transportation vehicles.
The GITA is the only apparatus of its type in Australia for application of chlorine dioxide gas to re-mediate flooded buildings without having to apply additional moisture to already soaked substrates.